Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Secret Army

The CIA directs Afghans in a campaign against the Taliban:

A security professional in Kabul familiar with the operation says the 3,000-strong force was set up in 2002 to capture targets for CIA interrogation.

It's called the Counterterrorist Protection Team, and also operates inside Pakistan sometimes.

Good. I rather assumed that had to be part of our war effort, and speculated we might try this in Pakistan itself if the Pakistanis would not confront the Taliban based in Pakistan's frontier provinces.